Strong greenback hurts US producers

Source: Daily News | 2016-02-11
Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp.’s (US-OTC: NORN) Chapter 11 filing this week underscores the challenges facing the industry south of the border.

Excelsior updates Gunnison prefeasibility

Source: Daily News | 2016-02-10
A staged production approach at Excelsior Mining’s (TSXV: MIN) Gunnison project in southeastern Arizona would slash upfront capital costs and lower financing risk, while delivering a post-tax internal rate of return of more than 26%, even...

Royal Nickel to become a cash-generating producer  

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-10
Royal Nickel Corp. (TSX: RNX), also known as RNC, is taking advantage of the low commodity prices to transform into a multi-asset producer of nickel, gold and copper.

TSX ends mixed, Feb. 1-5  

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-10
Toronto’s S&P/TSX Composite Index slipped 0.5% to 12,763.99 after a poor jobs report, while oil prices dropped and gold prices rebounded. The S&P/TSX Global Mining Index rose 9.4% to 45.25, while the S&P/TSX Capped Diversified...

'Old school' sectors struggling in China, Macquarie's Hamilton says 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-10
VANCOUVER — At the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia’s annual Mineral Exploration Roundup convention Macquarie Group’s head of commodity research, Colin Hamilton, discussed China’s economy, the Chinese...

US stocks gain ground, Jan. 25-29 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-03
U.S. equities posted a second consecutive weekly gain, after a surprise move from the Bank of Japan to stimulate its economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.3% to 16,466.30, while the S&P 500 Index advanced 1.8% to 1,940.24. The...

Aston Bay strikes exploration deal with BHP 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-03
BHP Billiton’s (NYSE: BHP) Canadian subsidiary has signed a letter of intent to fund exploration on Aston Bay Holdings’ (TSXV: BAY) Storm copper property, in Somerset Island, Nunavut. 

ICSG: Copper market remains in balance as prices wallow 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-27
The following is an edited summary of the International Copper Study Group’s (ICSG) January 2016 Copper Bulletin. For more information and to buy the bulletin, visit

Site visit: Western Copper sees Casino as an economic driver in the Yukon 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-27
WHITEHORSE, YUKON — It may not be the best time to develop a bulk-tonnage mining operation, but Western Copper and Gold (TSX: WRN; NYSE-MKT: WRN) is sure that the Casino copper-gold deposit will be one of the first projects off the...

TSX rises on higher oil prices, Jan. 18-22 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-27
The Toronto stock market ended in positive territory, as oil prices strengthened and investors considered possible monetary easing by central banks in Europe and Japan. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 2.6% to close at 12,389.58. The...